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North Carolina: Abortion is a human right
On May 16, North Carolina’s legislature overturned the Governor’s veto and upheld a bill that bans abortion after 12 weeks. This ban is a devastating blow for women, girls, and people in North Carolina who need abortion care, but also for many across the South who have turned to North Carolina for abortion care because of abortion bans in other southern states.
Abortion is healthcare — and it’s a human right. Abortion bans and restrictions go against the recommendations of all major medical associations — and they interfere with the right of people to control their own bodies.
What’s more, the majority of North Carolinians do not want to see further abortion restrictions, yet the North Carolina legislature ignored this and pushed through this devastating ban. Three legislators — Representative John Bradford, Representative Jon Hardister, and Senator Michael Lee — had even specifically promised constituents they would not vote for additional restrictions on abortion, yet still voted to ban abortion at 12 weeks.
Take action to remind these legislators that abortion is a human right — and they have a duty to uphold the rights of their constituents, NOT restrict them!
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